NDIS & CATA Fact Sheet

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  • Creative Art Therapy is listed as Allied Health in the NDIS scheme
  • CATA provides Qualified and Experienced Arts Therapists to support people to achieve their goals
  • Reports are available, upon request, to support the benefits of Creative Art Therapy to meet goals
  • We deliver our services at CATA HQ in Fairfield, we come to your location or online
  • Group or one on one sessions
  • No artistic skills required


Where are CATA programs categorised under the NDIS?

CATA provides specialised Creative Art Therapy sessions for all people dealing with adverse experiences. As an accredited disability service provider under the NDIS, CATA has undergone a rigorous accreditation and compliance process with the National Standards for Disability Service (NSDS). As a result of this, all aspects of service delivery are compliant and standardised so that CATA is providing the highest level of disability support for all participants.

CATA uphold the values of a person-centred and holistic approach.  We create a safe space to explore thoughts and feelings in visual form without judgement or interpretation.  Creative Art Therapy is not about being a ‘great artist’, it’s about the process and the relief, relaxation and meaning it can bring.

All Creative Art Therapy sessions are attuned to the individual's needs and focusing on fulfilling their goals.


How can I use my NDIS funds to for Creative Art Therapy?

CATA is categorised under Registration Groups ;

Therapeutic Support

Capacity Building Supports, Category #15 - Improved Daily Living

Here is an example of how a CATA program might be included in your individual plan could be achieving the following goals:

  • Reconcile emotional conflict
  • Foster self-regulation
  • Develop and manage behaviours (addictions)
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Increase self-esteem and awareness
  • Build resiliencies
  • Facilitate post traumatic growth
  • Cope with disability and chronic illness
  • Process loss and grief
  • Improve mental and physical symptoms
  • Pain anxiety stress and depression

It is important to note that the NDIS is designed to give you, the participant, ‘choice and control’ over selecting services to meet your needs as outlined in your life goals. 


What happens after I’ve had my planning meeting and I’ve had CATA Art Therapy sessions included in my plan?

All registrations and accounts are handled centrally by CATA’s office. Once CATA is included in your plan please alert our office by completing the Service Agreement. 

CATA will review your Service Agreement and list of goals in your plan.  CATA will allocate the best suited Qualified Creative Art Therapist for YOU.


Will I have a Service Agreement with CATA?

Yes. One of the requirements of NDIS is that service providers have a Service Agreement with each person accessing their service. CATA’s Service Agreement and can easily be completed online. The Service Agreement is a description of what your challenges are.  This will assist CATA to provide and customise the Creative Art Therapy for you.  Don't worry, there is no obligation to proceed if Creative Art Therapy is not for you.

We pride ourselves in ensuring the best possible experience and outcome.  The agreement is reviewed annually or as the person joins the service.


If my session fees are being covered by NDIS funding, are there any other out-of-pocket costs that I need to pay for?

No.  All consumables and supplies are included in the service price.


For additional information, visit our NDIS/NDIA page

If you require further information or support about our services for your planning meeting, please contact CATA on info@cata.org.au